These links provide useful and interesting information about libraries, culture and society. Links lead to other websites.

Library resources

Ask a Librarian

Finnish libraries’ virtual reference service.


A gateway to electronic resources in public libraries. Some materials are freely available online, while others require a library card and a PIN number.


Database of material from Finnish museums, libraries and archives: images, documents, books, films.

Information about Finnish libraries.

Library Channel

Videos and radio programmes about books, writers and libraries.

Literature, newspapers and magazines

Finnish literature in translation

Reference information on translations of Finnish, Finland Swedish and Sami literature.

National Library’s digital collections

Digitized Finnish newspapers and magazines from 1771 until 1929 as well as other digitized collections.

Project Gutenberg

Free electronic books in different languages to download or read online.



Database of Finnish translations of song texts.

Register of the Artists’ Association of Finland

Information on professional artists either born in Finland or currently living in Finland.


The Finnish national discography and national bibliography of sheet music.


Online access to Finnish public services and advice for turning points in life.


Access to European Union law.

Finland in Figures

A statistical information package about Finland and Finns.


An online database of up-to-date legislative and other Finnish judicial information.

Information about joint services and decision making in the Helsinki Metropolitan Area (Espoo, Helsinki, Kauniainen and Vantaa).

A multi-language website providing vital information to immigrants living in Finland.